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CALLIE#1 ANNE AD 12-02-13


ADOPTED 12-02-13 – CALLIE ANN & TALULAH ARE BEST FRIENDS – check out their video.  It’s the magical healing and recovery process of the amazingly resilient rescue dogs that come into RESCUE DOG VILLAGE that allow us to keep doing what we must to help the animals that need us most. Without knowing that these dogs seem to have the fortitude of spirit and the ability to trust no matter their unfortunate past, it would be hard to be part of this bittersweet process of loving a foster dog as one’s own, but then loving the animal enough to let it go on to it’s ideal forever home because so many more sad stories and rescue is needed for others in worse or similar situations. Given such, it’s always an honor to collaborate with other rescues to do what must be done to make a difference. Our Southern rescue partners work directly with these animals in the deep, dark trenches of initial despair, and CALLIE’S rescue story is one of them.

Watch this video of Callie Ann & her best friend Talulah

Video #1 – Callie Ann & Talulah

Dumped off at the end of a road by a woman’s home who unfortunately has had this situation happen too many times, a local rescuer came to her aid to begin the process of getting the dogs adequate and necessary veterinarian care from a devoted group of rescuers. With adequate nutrition, the proper veterinary attention and the initial behavioral assessment and socialization process of these formerly abandoned pups begun, rescuers turn to the future hope for the dogs in their care. Rescue groups try to ascertain as much as they can about an animal’s history knowing that this knowledge can help inform and guide the most appropriate strategy for healing and training. As each human is unique, the same is true for animals. Yet, they are pack animals, and while there is hierarchy in their pack of dogs, they look to our fosters/volunteers/adopters for the compassionate and trustworthy human LEADERSHIP. Fortunately, CALLIE was found with several other puppies of varying ages and has a great joy being around other dogs. While she make appear a bit skittish in the presence of newcomers, that, too, is already changing and not such a noticeable feature of her former days.

Having already received her 2 DA2PPVCV vaccinations, her Bordatella inoculation and thorough de-worming with Ivomec for internal parasites (common in all puppies in rescue or not) as well as the mild case of mange these puppies all had upon initially being brought into rescue, CALLIE also received her mandatory Rabies shot for the year and is ready for transport to her northern foster this second weekend of APRIL.  Transport requirements for interstate travel of the animals in any state , but certainly for those transitioning into our care mandate that the dogs have a negative fecal test and are not contagious with any sort of parasite internal or otherwise. So, we have a lot to celebrate that CALLIE was given a “Good, healthy, and clean bill of health,” and slated to come North to find that forever home full of love.

One of those most special facets of rescue is witnessing first hand how willing these dogs are to forget their harsh pasts and accept the consistent nurture, total attention and proper nutrition with an almost palpable appreciation evidenced by the wagging tail, their muzzle in a rescuer’s arm or the undeniable devotion of having a constant shadow and new, trusted leader ion their lives. . Couple all that with the LOVE their rescuers — be that from the veterinarian, the Southern foster, the transporter or the Northern foster — that matters most of all and is unquestionably the most POWERFUL OF ALL THE ELIXIRS in the process of the rescue.

CALLIE is a 6 month old sweet blonde pup that current best estimates given her former skin condition render her breed mix comprised of shepherd/lab/cur — according to her initial veterinarian. When these dogs reach the North — or were they to go to any other rescue — another vet might certainly — and often does — suggest otherwise.  What WE CAN TELL YOU with CERTAINTY — that whatever their breed composition, these dogs are mixed with LOVE. NO DOUBT OR QUESTION ABOUT THAT . . . Now that CALLIE’S hair is growing in beautifully from the treatment of her mange, she looks altogether like a different dog than the timid little angel that initially came into our care.

Spayed in mid-March and on monthly heart worm and flea/tick prevention, this 33 pound beautiful blonde baby, CALLIE, will be assessed by RESCUE DOG VILLAGE’s benevolent foster and we will be accepting applications for her adoption. The ideal home for CALLIE — or any of our pups — will be highlighted with a patient understand of a puppy’s need. That includes, of course, training, and a willing and committed understanding that these dogs do NOT learn house-training skills overnight and that each transition may set them back a step or two, and it’s OUR consistent, clear and constant instruction of expectations shared with the animals we welcome into our home that are the best guidance — and completely necessary for these dogs to thrive.

Our rescue team is excited to help match potential adopters with the puppies coming up on our transport this week and invite you to come visit our group at the PET CO. in Torrington, CT. this Saturday.   One of the most important parts of the rescue process is the honor we bestow upon the dogs and one another. Given that these puppies are arriving on this same day, we will not be bringing them into the store with our other adoptable dogs, but some of these dogs will be with our other volunteers joining us for a short time before bringing the dogs home to foster and love and cherish as their own until that forever home is found. However, in order for us to fully honor our process and the dogs, we need to take the necessary time to assess them, transition them and get to know their training and socialization needs so we can have full disclosure with our potential adopters. Rescue is hard enough, and although these dogs manage transport well, we fully believe in setting our dogs up to succeed — not fail. That means no undue stress should be added to the already arduous travel they’ve endured, the many changes in climate and situations they’ve contended with on their rescue journey.

At the event, and on-line we will begin taking applications for the puppies and any dogs listed on our website. Likewise, once our volunteer who conducts all the veterinary checks for our potential adopters has completed her necessary paperwork for our responsible process (and if you’ve never had a dog you still need to complete the on-line application, and we have another process in place for that situation) we will then have our placement coordinator contact you about the dog you are interested in and take the process to the next level. We do this as soon as possible, respecting our adopters time schedule as well, but never abandoning the necessary time it takes to offer full disclosure to all involved so that we may honestly and responsibly share the dogs, learn about our adopters and make the best matches possible.

Whether you adopt through Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. or any other similar organization, the LEAST we can do is thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering welcoming these deserving dogs into your hearts and home. One of our favorite sayings is “RESCUE IS THE BEST BREED,” and we believe that wholeheartedly. Help us help these dogs and submit your application today! We appreciate that you want to help make a difference in the lives of dogs who need us most!!! RESCUE ROCKS!



RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 6 Months
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 31-40 lbs
Location Belchertown MA
Breed German ShepherdMix
Altered Yes
Fee 500
RDV # RDV322ap1
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Learning
Leash Learning
Car Learning
Personality Shy
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.